Phyllis D. Airhart

                                                                                                                Phyllis Airhart 

Director of Master of Divinity Program
Professor of the History of Christianity

B.A., University of Manitoba, 1977
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1981, 1985

Contact
Office: Room 113
Tel.: (416) 585-4536
Fax: (416) 585-4516
Email: p.airhart@utoronto.ca


Teaching & Research Interests

Phyllis D. Airhart is Professor of the History of Christianity at Emmanuel College and cross-appointed to the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Her interests include North American Christianity, religion and public life, and the history of spirituality. She is a past recipient of Victoria University’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the United Church of Canada’s Davidson Trust Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship in theological education. Some of her leisure time is spent singing with the Toronto Classical Singers. She is married to Matthew Airhart and you may catch them walking around Yorkville, wandering along hiking trails, or enjoying string quartets, Tafelmusik and other musical performances.

Selected Publications

Phyllis is the author of A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada, shortlisted for the 2015 Canada Prize in the Humanities from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Her other publications include Serving the Present Age: Revivalism, Progressivism, and the Methodist Tradition in Canada, as well as a number of articles on religion in Canada. She is co-editor of Faith Traditions and the Family (with Margaret Lamberts Bendroth), a special issue of Toronto Journal of Theology titled Christianizing the Social Order: A Founding Vision of The United Church of Canada (with Roger C. Hutchinson); and Doing Ethics in a Pluralistic World: Essays in Honour of Roger C. Hutchinson (with Marilyn Legge and Gary Redcliffe).

Currently Teaching

Fall 2015
        EMH 1010              History of Christianity I
        EMH 3371/6371    Varieties of North American Christianity

Winter 2016
        TXH 3806               Calvin, Wesley, and Canada (with Stuart Macdonald)

Other courses regularly offered: 
        EMH 2010                   History of Christianity II 
        EMH 3570                   Issues in United Church History 
        EMH 3757                   Christian Spirituality: Classical and Contemporary
                                               Perspectives
        EMH 3801/6801         Christianity and Crisis in North America 

                                            

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